Post-Conflict Reconstruction: From Extremism to Peaceful Co-Existence is a comprehensive presentation on the root causes of state fragility, which provides an enabling environment for violent religious extremism. It addresses various security, political, socio-economic and external factors that contribute to state fragility, which is further enhanced in a conflict environment. The book deals closely with the use of violence due to ideological, religious and political reasons. By analyzing the situations in the post-conflict states of Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Nigeria and Libya, the book establishes the co-relationship between state fragility and religious extremism in post-conflict settings. The book emphasizes the need to address the grievances of marginalized sections in all countries with fragile state structures that usually take to violence to make their voices heard. It also highlights the imperative for swift rehabilitation of poor people—who typically bear the brunt of conflicts and are often displaced forcefully—for restoring peace and security, and averting future disturbance.

Perfect Blending of Fragility with Extremism: Nigeria

Perfect Blending of Fragility with Extremism: Nigeria
Perfect blending of fragility with extremism: nigeria
Introduction

Nigeria is Africa's most populous country with a robust economy and usually referred to as the ‘Giant of Africa’.1 It was formerly a British colony, that got independence in 1960. Despite its mineral wealth and enormous oil resources, Nigeria is faced with several economic and political problems, primarily because of its ethno-political, religious and tribal diversity which was mismanaged during the British colonial rule. In 1914, the Great Britain merged the northern and southern provinces to create a unified Nigeria. The southern part was more privileged and developed compared to its northern counterpart, which led to ethnic and political divisions within a unified Nigeria. At the time of independence in 1960, ...

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